Definition of Khoekhoe in English:

Khoekhoe

noun

  • 1A member of a southern African people distinguished by short stature, yellow-brown skin, and tightly-curled hair, and speaking a language characterized by click sounds.

  • 2Any of the group of languages or dialects spoken by the Khoekhoe.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Khoekhoe or their languages.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Barrow. From Khoekhoe khoe-khoe, self-designation from khoe- human + khoe human being, person.

Pronunciation

Khoekhoe

/ˈkɔɪkɔɪ/